Monday 26 October, 2020

WATCH: Child insists on using only Rhoda's green colour during class

A screengrab from a video of a child who insisted on only using the green colour that she associated with  new Central Manchester Member of Parliament (MP), Rhoda Crawford, in online class from home.

A screengrab from a video of a child who insisted on only using the green colour that she associated with new Central Manchester Member of Parliament (MP), Rhoda Crawford, in online class from home.

"Truly, children live what they learn".

That's how the newly minted Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Manchester, Rhoda Crawford, reacted to a video of one her youngest constituents who recently refused to colour with anything else but green.

The youngster is an infant girl. She was in a class being conducted on the Zoom video platform.

Face-to-face classes have been suspended due to the rising cases of COVID-19 across the island.

As a result, classes have been restricted to online platforms since their closures in March of this year when the island confirmed its first set of COVID-19 cases.

The resumption of online classes for the new school year is scheduled for October 5, but some schools have already commenced classes through that medium.

Last week, Crawford of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), which has green as its colour, took to Twitter to share one of her youngest fans who demonstrated her fondness for the first-term parliamentarian.

"Romani almost gave Miss Evans heart failure," Crawford shared in her post.

"She refused to use blue to colour, telling her (the teacher) she is using green because it’s Rhoda’s colour.

 

“I met little Romani on the campaign trail. I will have to tell her it’s ok to use other colours.

“Truly, children live what they learn," added the politician.

In a 57-second video of the child’s Zoom interaction with her teacher, the educator smilingly told little Romani to "Tell Rhoda next time you see her that Miss Evans says you going to colour the flower in blue, not Rhoda's green colour."

The outcome of that colourful exchange was not available on record.

Earlier this month, Crawford came out victorious at the end of a magisterial recount of the ballots from the September 3 General Elections in relation to the constituency at the Manchester Parish Court, this after having she was declared the initial winner of the seat on Election Night.

At the end of the judicial recount, Crawford secured 8,139 ballots to 6,989 for Peter Bunting of the People’s National Party (PNP), with independent candidate, Rohan Chung, getting 48 votes.

Crawford defeated Bunting by a margin of 1,150 votes.

Crawford lost 53 votes to drop from 8,192 which she had secured at the end of the final Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) count, with Bunting gaining 50 to move up from 6,939, and Chung losing one from the 49 with which he was credited in the EOJ count.

The judicial recount was requested by Chung who had argued that some of his objections were ignored when the ballots were being counted by the EOJ; that the returning officer improperly rejected some ballots; and that there was an incorrect addition of the number of ballots that were cast for one of the candidates.

He has since reportedly hinted that he will be taking the matter to the Supreme Court, as he was said to be dissatisfied with the magisterial recount, but so far there has been no indication that he actually intends to make that move.

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